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GamesCom: Sony Press Event liveblog

Tuesday, 18 August 2009 17:13 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Sony’s GamesCom presser’s approaching like a tidal wave. But while other sites cower in fear of the towering newsmass, we embrace it. So we’ll be liveblogging it, because we love that sort of thing.

The conference begins at 6.30pm CET (5.30pm BST, 12.30pm EST, 9.30am PST).

Jump past the break for all the updates!

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63 Comments

  1. g00nerz

    Bring this shit on!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. SlayerGT

    It be Sony’s time to shine suckas!

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Suikoden Fan

    is there a live feed anywhere?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Razor

    I’m so hyped…

    #4 6 years ago
  5. theevilaires

    WOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    Sukioden Fan – Na, no feed.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Dannybuoy

    I love Sony! Wooohoo ;-)

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    I predict they’re going to announce a slim model and that it’s going to have a 120gb HDD and retail for $299.

    I’m good at predictions.

    (They’ll also show GT5, GoW and MAG)

    #8 6 years ago
  9. theevilaires

    GOOOOOOOOOOOO SOOOOOOOOOOOONY!

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Len

    Man, I finish wk at 5.30.

    Do I leg it home and miss 45mins or stay and ‘watch’ the lot…?

    Choices, choices…

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Seraphemz

    TEA – Its D Day!!!!

    Aug 18th…a day that will live in infamy..

    #11 6 years ago
  12. theevilaires

    you’re good at damage control :P

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Kmart. Shorts on the highway.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. theevilaires

    Seraphemz IS HERE! its official YEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAA!

    #14 6 years ago
  15. G1GAHURTZ

    OK, I’m here.

    /sits in front row.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Robo_1

    In just over an hour, we’ll either be face palming all over the shop, or Sony will be on track for a fight back.

    Damn I love conference time :)

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Seraphemz

    I wouldn’t miss this buddy….wheres Shatner?

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Psychotext

    “wheres Shatner?”

    Resting snugly on his own ego.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Solid_Snake

    Well two hours I hope they don’t just talk about the PsP >.>

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Seraphemz

    PT – Lol…

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Johnny Cullen

    This whole post is turning into a bigger Playstation fanboy central then the whole of N4G. :D

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Cort

    I’m stunned Sony haven’t arranged a live video feed.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Seraphemz

    Iiiiiiiiiiiiitttssss TIME!

    #23 6 years ago
  24. g00nerz

    Yeah, you’d think they’d want this broadcast if they’re going to announce what we think they will.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Peffy

    Theoretically – http://www.justin.tv/chillaxtv

    #25 6 years ago
  26. bugmenot

    i dont why everyone is getting hyped practically the entiriety of their conferences get leaked beforehand. Only disappointment awaits, dont get you’re hopes up.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Withnail

    Expect to see some EU-developed games that were absent from the E3 conference (because that’s SCEA’s gig).

    So
    Heavy Rain
    LBP PSP
    Motorstorm Arctic Edge
    EyePet

    Add to this GT5 and Ratchet & Clank (which has barely been shown at all), and several PSN games (Housemarque new one, Gravity Crash, PJ Shooter hopefully dated). And Wipeout HD on Blu-ray.

    Plus the widely expected other stuff: PS3 Slim + price, PSP App store, PSN movies for EU, PSN cards (maybe).

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    “i dont why everyone is getting hyped practically the entiriety of their conferences get leaked beforehand”

    There should still be some surprises.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. No_PUDding

    Sony post the conferenc in the PS Store after it.

    So they don’t do live.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. SplatteredHouse

    I’d far rather watch it, but i suppose gametrailers will have an on-demand version later, or something…Still, it’s not the same as the spontaneity you only get from reaction to the live feed. :(

    Anyone enjoyed EA’s live stream – what was that guy getting at, at the end of his conference? keyword: eventful.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Cort

    @Peffy, that’s where I’m at, but I don’t believe them. How would they have what no-one else does? Well, we’ll see.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Robo_1

    Shouldn’t this be on now?

    #32 6 years ago
  33. G1GAHURTZ

    Did website died?

    (definitely an occasion for keyboard cat)

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    Seems ok now.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. G1GAHURTZ

    GET TO THE FLIPPIN’ POINT, SONY!!!!!

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Hunam

    Kotaku fell over too, some nasty DOS attacks going on or something?

    #36 6 years ago
  37. Psychotext

    I want to drive an Audi around the home spaces! Make it happen.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Bulk Slash

    Waffle, waffle. Let’s hear about the PS3 slim, Sony! I don’t care about sales.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Syrok

    Yay, PSN cards. About time. :)

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Psychotext

    I already have the camera, how much is EyePet without it!

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Blerk

    Did I miss anything? I was cooking my tea. :-D

    /eats tea
    /types too

    #41 6 years ago
  42. Psychotext

    Still really looking forward to Heavy Rain. I really enjoyed Fahrenheit. (Sue me, it was good)

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Blerk

    It was good until it went shit. If they leave the shit bit out this time then they should be onto a winner. :-D

    #43 6 years ago
  44. RomaTotti10

    Excellent LiveBlog. I love the pictures and the text. Nice work,

    #44 6 years ago
  45. Psychotext

    Now we’re talking.

    #45 6 years ago
  46. Blerk

    Come on, get on with it, Kaz. Jesus, they drag these damn things out.

    #46 6 years ago
  47. Psychotext

    Go go photopat

    #47 6 years ago
  48. Blerk

    Ha! Looks like that leaked Chinese stuff was real! :-D

    #48 6 years ago
  49. theevilaires

    SWEEEEEEEEEET im getting one day 1 LONG LIVE SOOOOOOOONY!

    #49 6 years ago
  50. Psychotext

    Yeah, that’s the one that was leaked.

    #50 6 years ago
  51. Blerk

    So, 299 euros is what – £250?

    #51 6 years ago
  52. Psychotext

    What, no. Where the fuck is GT5?

    #52 6 years ago
  53. theevilaires

    lol they cant keep secrets :P

    #53 6 years ago
  54. SlayerGT

    ?????

    #54 6 years ago
  55. Blerk

    “Development Hell”, last time I checked. :-D

    TGS, I’d imagine.

    That was a surprisingly brief reveal of the Slim. And are the old models really dropping to the same price? Who wants a stinky old one?

    #55 6 years ago
  56. theevilaires

    tokyo game show kid calm down

    #56 6 years ago
  57. theevilaires

    the old ones are still cool :)

    #57 6 years ago
  58. No_PUDding

    Rubbish price cut xD

    And wheres GT5, bitches.

    #58 6 years ago
  59. Roybott

    Hmmm…. I was expecting something more… Damn you internet hype you suck! :)

    #59 6 years ago
  60. Blerk

    The old ones are yesterday’s news! Only squares want the old one.

    Actually I’m not bothered about the new one either, but that’s the way the cookie disintegrates. :-D

    #60 6 years ago
  61. Seraphemz

    Cool… Love that I get GT PSP with the Go!

    #61 6 years ago
  62. Seraphemz

    Cool… Love that I get GT PSP with the Go!

    Is it me or is this site slow as shit…

    #62 6 years ago
  63. Roybott

    Seraphemz, the Site seems to be struggling a bit…

    Are you experiencing record traffic? or did your hosting pick a bad time to suck?

    #63 6 years ago

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  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

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  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

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    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

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  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

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  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

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  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power sure is pretty

    FrozenByte Games has revealed Trine 3, due for release in 2015 And what better way to reveal a new side-scrolling adventure than with a very pretty trailer full of gameplay? The latest in a series that has already sold 7 million copies is earmarked for PC and “other” formats. Trine 2 released on PS3, PS3, […]

  • Dying Light takes UK number one

    A month since it was released on digital platforms, Dying Light’s physical release has topped the UK charts. Techland and Warner’s zombie survival game has proven to be one of the big hits of the year so far. It was released on digital formats a month ago but has only just been released on good-old […]

  • GTA 5: that’s some seriously accurate grenade throwing

    Think you can take down a jet plane with a grenade throw? This guy can. In fact, he can do it twice. This is in a variation on the player-created deathmatch “Stunters Versus Snipers” which seem to be all the rage in GTA Online at the moment. One team has a sniper rifle (and grenades) […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Mother Base turns pink in the morning sun

    The Phantom Pain looks nice even when Kojima just takes a quick pic with his phone. Look at that beauty. We get nice reflection in pink at the first gray of dawn. pic.twitter.com/aERTBoZT9z — HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) March 2, 2015 The game doesn’t have a release date yet, which makes us a bit nervous for it […]

  • Dying Light: Underpant Gnomes and 9 other secrets you missed

    Dying Light still has legs – maybe because it’s crammed full of secret things to discover. Ten of those have been highlighted by TerraMantis’ latest YouTube video, including reference to the Underpant Gnomes, guitar lessons, farting zombies and well, we don’t want to spoil it for you. Even if you think you’ve seen everything in […]